United States Code

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§ 5104.
Representation and tampering
(a)
Representation.—
A person may represent, by marking or otherwise, that—
(1)
a package, component of a package, or packaging for transporting hazardous material is safe, certified, or complies with this chapter only if the package, component of a package, or packaging meets the requirements of each applicable regulation prescribed under this chapter; or
(2)
hazardous material is present in a package, container, motor vehicle, rail freight car, aircraft, or vessel only if the material is present.
(b)
Tampering.—
No person may alter, remove, destroy, or otherwise tamper unlawfully with—
(1)
a marking, label, placard, or description on a document required under this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this chapter; or
(2)
a package, component of a package, or packaging, container, motor vehicle, rail freight car, aircraft, or vessel used to transport hazardous material.
(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(d), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 761; Pub. L. 103–311, title I, § 117(b), Aug. 26, 1994, 108 Stat. 1678; Pub. L. 103–429, § 6(4), Oct. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 4378; Pub. L. 109–59, title VII, § 7106, Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1897.)
cite as: 49 USC 5104